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re·tain

 (rĭ-tān′)
tr.v. re·tained, re·tain·ing, re·tains
1.
a. To keep possession of; continue to have: The family sold the house but retained the land. See Synonyms at keep.
b. To keep in a particular place or condition: a library that retains the author's papers; plants that retain a lot of water.
c. To continue to have as a feature or aspect: retains his good humor after all the setbacks.
2. To keep in mind; remember: retains the songs she learned in childhood.
3. To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
4.
a. To keep in one's service or pay: retain employees on a workforce.
b. To hire (an attorney, for example) by the payment of a fee.
c. To hire someone for (his or her services).

[Middle English reteinen, from Old French retenir, from Latin retinēre : re-, re- + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

re·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·tain′a·ble adj.
re·tain′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retained - continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered"
preserved - kept intact or in a particular condition

retained

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Translations

retained

[rɪˈteɪnd] ADJ retained earningsbeneficios mpl retenidos
retained profitbeneficios mpl retenidos
References in classic literature ?
Some of them retained a little of the thrift and forethought of the civilized man, and became wealthy among their improvident neighbors; their wealth being chiefly displayed in large bands of horses, which covered the prairies in the vicinity of their abodes.
These half- civilized Indians retained some of the good, and many of the evil qualities of their original stock.
William Holt, a wealthy manufacturer of Chicago, was living temporarily in a little town of central New York, the name of which the writer's memory has not retained.
Holt was astonished--"dumfounded" is the word that he used in telling it--yet seems to have retained a certain intelligent curiosity.
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
The lustre of the Monarch, who beamed more brightly than ever upon hearing my words, shewed clearly that he retained his complacency; and I had hardly ceased when he took up his strain again.
His affection for her soon sunk into indifference; her's lasted a little longer; and in spite of her youth and her manners, she retained all the claims to reputation which her marriage had given her.
on the human instrument, and had been lately used to those only, yet he still retained enough of his antient knowledge to perform his part very well in a
Hence, also, a rudimentary organ in the adult, is often said to have retained its embryonic condition.
With this, he gently motioned the lady to a seat; and, as she still retained her standing posture, the knight ungloved his right hand, and motioned to conduct her thither.
His favorite oath is retained, and a slight mention is made of the daemonium, or internal sign, which is alluded to by Socrates as a phenomenon peculiar to himself.
But although the bodily powers of the great man were thus impaired, his mental energies retained their pristine vigour.